Pair of rank slides with insignia : Lieutenant R J Fletcher, 2 RAR

Accession Number REL28234
Collection type Heraldry
Object type Badge
Physical description Cotton
Location Main Bld: Korea, Malaya & Indonesia Gallery: Lower Level: Malayan Emergency
Place made Malaya: Penang
Date made c 1955
Conflict Malayan Emergency, 1948-1960

Pair of hand embroidered jungle green cotton drill rank slides showing the two 'pips' of a Lieutenant and the letters 'RAR' (Royal Australian Regiment). The embroidery of the pips was originally in white and brown cotton, now discoloured, with 'RAR' in black.

History / Summary

Associated with the service of 235080 Robert John Fletcher. Bob Fletcher was born in Cowra in 1932, and entered the Royal Military College, Duntroon in February 1951. He graduated in December 1954, and served with 2 RAR in Malaya between 1955 and 1957 commanding rifle and mortar platoons.